Alabama Partners in Policymakeing
Dr. Julie Causton
MAGICAL INCLUSION EXPERT
A best selling author, inspiring speaker, and inclusion advocate, Dr. Julie Causton began her career as an educator and then 14 years as a tenured professor at Syracuse University. In 2012 she founded Inclusive Schooling, a premiere company solely devoted to delivering professional development which transforms schools and lives. She has spent the past 25 years nearly obsessed with discovering innovative practices and teaching others about inclusive education through her wildly engaging presentations.
Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak
INCLUSION THOUGHT LEADER
FIERCE PLAY ADVOCATE
A highly sought-after speaker, accomplished author, and educators’ educator, Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak began her career as an early interventionist and then spent 16 years as a tenured professor at Kent State University. Since 2013 she has followed her true passion for designing and delivering transformative professional development. As a result, she has accumulated over 50,000 hours of helping educators and leaders work from a place of compassion, hope, and love in locations from Cincinnati to Singapore.
Creating Truly Inclusive Schools: Becoming a Circle Maker
A virtual training experience like no other. This interactive session is a must for any parent, educator, or administrator who wants to learn more about creating inclusive classrooms and schools. This session includes magical learning experiences with two of the most sought after experts in the field of inclusive education, Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak.
During this session, you’ll learn about the what, why, and how of inclusive learning experiences, gain a deeper understanding of when students learn best, and receive practical strategies for supporting students’ multiple identities. You’ll also learn to see disability simply as diversity.
Let’s come together to widen our circles!
Definition of inclusion [pdf]
Long list of supplemental supports and services [pdf]
Identity wheel [pdf]
Transition to an equity lens [pdf]
5 Ways to turn line makers into circle makers [pdf]
9 ways to make any lesson inclusive [pdf]
Zig Zag Process [pdf]
100 ways to adapt anything [pdf]
Additional Resources and Pre-Learning Resources
Check out our ASCD article – Ready…Set…Success: A Formula for Leading Schools with Love
Bridging Skill Gaps: How to Support ALL Learners to Access Grade Level Content [video]
Shelley Moore and aiming for the outside pins [video]
First Day Get to Know You Survey [pdf]
20 Ways to Provide Invisible/Silent Support [pdf]
Inclusion & The Law-Myths & Realities (click to access resources)
Presenter: Pat Radel, Esq.
- Website: https://www.getnicklivingston.com/attorneys
- Pat’s Blog: Appropriately Ambitious
- Pat’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Key PPT slides with 10 myths [pdf]
Capturing Your Learning handout [pdf]
INCLUSIVE EDUCATION MEANS we no longer accept that separate classrooms, separate schools, and separate lives are in the best interest of any student. Separating peoplevby ability disadvantages everyone. Belonging is a human need. Our educational system, practices, and spaces, need to be reimagined.
INCLUSIVE EDUCATION MEANS every student is valued because of their strengths, gifts, and even challenges. As disability is simply… diversity. Everyone benefits from meaningful participation and opportunities to learn grade level content with diverse peers. We must trust that all students come to us as incredible whole people who do not need to be fixed.
THE CIRCLE MAKER SERIES